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Sean Madigan
08-02-2000, 07:23 PM
Hi All,

Many Jeet Kune Do practitioners have come to call the Tao of Jeet Kune Do the "Bible" of JKD. If you do NOT have this book, and you consider yourself a martial artist, then you have to get your hands on this book. Oh, and if you but it though this link, Amazon.com takes 20% off the price. You pay only $11.60.

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Here is what they say about it on Amazon.com:
To watch Bruce Lee on film is an amazing experience. Those who have read Tao of Jeet Kune Do, however, know that Lee's prose can also be exhilarating. This praiseworthy and enduring bestseller (mainly written over six months when Lee was bedridden with back problems) compiles philisophical aphorisms, explanations on technique, and sketches by the master himself.

Synopsis
An international bestseller with over 236,000 copies sold, this is Bruce Lee's philosophic conception of the art of jeet kune do, in the original words, drawings and thoughts of the late master martial artist/film star himself.

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Just ask any JKDer you know, and they will ALL recomend this book.

It is truly a "MUST HAVE"

All the best,

BIG Sean Madigan

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blacktsun
08-03-2000, 04:04 AM
Two other books that I feel no martial artist should be without are:

The Art of War, by Sun Tzu, of course,

and:

The Book of Five Spheres, by Miyamoto Musashi. The english title of this is usually The Book of Five Rings, though Spheres is a more accurate translation, I believe.

BTW, one last book that I'm just now starting, but looks promising is:

The Book of Balance and Harmony. It appears to be a collection of Taoist writings. Any other books that everybody should add to their collections? I'm always interested in adding to my collection.

[This message has been edited by blacktsun (edited 08-03-2000).]

Nismo
09-01-2000, 06:13 AM
The book of five spheres, or scrolls as I call it, has very good mental teachings. But physically, Musashi only conentrates on the Katana and the Wakizashi. Japanese for the Greatsword and the sidearm. Many people use the mental teachings for businesses also. I admire your tastes in the books.

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SCP
09-02-2000, 01:28 PM
Good books, one and all, but I think somebody gave warning to me once that there was a Musashi translation that was sub-par. Unfortunately I don't recall which one this was.

blacktsun
09-02-2000, 11:43 PM
I have seen and read many versions. The one that I seem to have the hardest time with is the Thomas Cleary translation. Maybe it is me, but I feel that he leaves much out in comparision to some of the others like Samuel Griffith.

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Shadow Tiger
11-06-2000, 06:18 PM
You left out the Tao te Ching, Bruce Lee relied heavily on Taoist philosophy for Jeet Kune Do. Would it not make sence to learn his philosophy's roots?